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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?

Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?

It can exacerbate sx: It is possible that topic treatment can exacerbate sx. Cleaning up your diet, removing junk and fatty foods, increase water intake, and adding probiotics as well as cleaning up any stool pbms . Rosacea is actually caused by a little bug and requires specif treatment, dermatology consult indicated. ...Read more

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Is this safe to use salicylic acid face wash and after that applying benzoyl peroxide ? I mean can they both work together without any harm??

Is this safe to use salicylic acid face wash and after that applying benzoyl peroxide ? I mean can they both work together without any harm??

Excessive dryness: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing with warm water and a gentle pH balanced cleanser can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial medications. Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are sometimes used together in acne regimens, but can be irritating for some people. ...Read more

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Would that be okay to use together a face wash and moisturiser both containing salicylic acid?

Would that be okay to use together a face wash and moisturiser both containing salicylic  acid?

Not a good idea: Try it with the face wash first for several weeks It may cause some irritation at first and your skin needs to become tolerant of it, which can take a month or 2. It may work fine by then and you won't need more. If you don't improve with it, I would see a doc then, and see if an antibiotic for acne would be a better next step than increasing the salicylic acid. ...Read more

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For better facial skin, should I wash with water only or use a face wash with ingredients like salicylic acid?

For better facial skin, should I wash with water only or use a face wash with ingredients like salicylic acid?

Water's fine: Warm water and if dirty, mild soap is all you usually need. Salicylic acid and its derivatives are keratolytics (agents which cut through skin cells and can thin the skin, reduce the size of calluses and the like). Skin normally sheds on its own--half of household dust is human skin! ...Read more

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Does using salicylic acid induce breakouts as i m experiencing it since i started using loreals 360 clean face wash containg salicylic acid?

Does using salicylic acid induce breakouts as i m experiencing it since i started using loreals 360 clean face wash containg salicylic acid?

Not always: Salicylic acid is one of the oldest therapies for exfoliation and aiding in reducing acne lesions. In your case you may have a sensitivity to the salicylic acid causing irritation. I would stop and see if the acne subsides ...Read more

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Would that be okay to use face wash containing salicylic acid in it for whiteheads prone skin?

Would that be okay to use face wash containing salicylic acid in it for whiteheads prone skin?

Yes: Facial products containing salicylic acid are over-the-counter and sold in stores everywhere. They are often used to treat acne. Once a day face-washing with a salicylic acid product is ok, but washing too often or scrubbing too vigorously may lead to irritated, reddened facial skin. Acne is a hormonal problem that leads to certain bacteria growing in oil glands. Acne is not caused by dirty skin. ...Read more

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I wash my face with face wash containing salicylic acid and then apply a benzoyle peroxide cream can I add in a glycolic acid cream too?

I wash my face with face wash containing salicylic acid and then apply a benzoyle peroxide cream can I add in a glycolic acid cream too?

Separate: You can add glycolic acid, but do so at a different time of the day then when you are applying the BP cream. irritation is common, especially when using multiple products. Always apply products 30 minutes after washing, in a small amount, to avoid irritation. ...Read more